Going Green is all about helping the Earth, and while we are thinking of new ways to preserve the world, we also have a chance to think of new ways to help ourselves. What we put into our bodies is just as important as what we put into this Earth. I chose this topic because I had made it a New Year’s resolution of mine to eat healthier. Going into this project I had questions and concerns about whether or not organic food was actually healthier than other foods, and why it was more expensive.
- I learned that organic food is more about the process of how it was made rather than the product.
- There are only 4 countries where the Organic Food Industry is regulated: United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan.
- Up until the beginning of the 20th Century, all foods were known as organic.
Q: What is Organic Food?
A: It is food produced by farmers who use methods aimed at minimizing the amount of pollution from the air, soil and water.
There are specific guidelines that farmers have to follow in order for their food to carry a label stating that it is ‘USDA Certified Organic’. I have provided a cookbook, that contains a full course of recipes, to show that it is easy to start living a sustainable life.
Knorr, Dietrich. Sustainable Food Systems. Westport, Conn., AVI Publishing Company, 1983. Print.
Canavari, Maurizio, and Kent D. Olson. Organic Food Consumers’ Choices and Farmers’ Opportunities. New York: Springer Science+Business Media, 2007. Print.